Author Archives: Loknath Das

No cars, ACs for Uttarakhand govt till schools get chairs

HIGHLIGHTS “Don’t all officers sit on cushioned chairs? So why not students?”, the Uttarakhand HC asked. The court had directed the hill state’s government in November 2016 to provide “at least bare minimum infrastructure”. File photo used for representation. NAINITAL: Riled over non-implementation of its order to provide basic facilities in government schools of Uttarakhand, the high court on Thursday ... Read More »

These Are the 10 New Cars and Trucks Owners Keep the Longest

As Americans seem to be hanging on to their new vehicles longer, three-row SUVs and sports cars are among the autos that spend the most time with their original owners, according to the automotive research firm ISeeCars.com. The company says it combed through records of 15.7 million used vehicles sold by original owners. It then used the ages those cars ... Read More »

Two car shows highlight Father’s Day weekend

A couple of area car shows are going on this Father’s Day weekend: the Mopar Fest Car Show at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho today, and the Sagebrush Auto Show at Sagebrush Community Church on Albuquerque’s West Side today and Sunday. (Jacob Pritchard/Journal) Gearheads or just plain admirers of cool cars and other vehicles have got a couple of area ... Read More »

Jones giving his 1925 Model T to Ga. Tech Auto Show

Fred Jones poses for a photo with his 1925 Model T Monday in his garage. Below, Jones sits in the driver’s seat of the car, which he’s donating to the Georgia Tech Auto Show. –Daniel Evans In 2008, Fred Jones’ 1925 Model T Speedster helped him live out a longtime dream. Now, he’s giving it away, in hopes that it ... Read More »

Vote for the best air and auto shows, races, NASCAR tracks and casinos

This summer, Readers’ Choice is setting out to name the best motorsports races, American air and car shows, NASCAR tracks and U.S. casinos, and we need your help. Our panel of travel experts have nominated their 20 favorites in each category, and now it’s time for you to weigh in and help us pick our winners. Click on each category ... Read More »

Used cars should be checked thoroughly before purchase

Buying used car? Keep an eye out for these factors Used car market is steadily rising in India, as working millennials now prefer to travel according to their convenience instead of having to wait for public transport, or take that weekend trip to rejuvenate themselves. In case you are planning to buy a used car soon or would like to ... Read More »

Looking for a used car? A new used car retailer is coming to the Grand Strand

CarMax, a used car retailer, is coming to Myrtle Beach, located at 4649 Factory Stores Blvd, acting as the fourth location in South Carolina along with Charleston, Greenville and Columbia. According to CarMax public relations representative Dietta Slayton, the Myrtle Beach location will have around 200 vehicles in stock, and will operate with other CarMax stores to transfer vehicles across ... Read More »

GST effect: Used car business could impact the new car market in India

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will be enforced from 1 July has the potential to realign the largely unorganized used car market into a more organized frame work say industry leaders. Interestingly, sale of old and new cars is inextricably linked. It is estimated that about 27-28 percent of new car sales accrue through exchange of old models. ... Read More »

Need a new car? Here are 31 hatchbacks for less than R200 000

Image: Wheels24 / Charlen Raymond Cape Town – South Africa’s economy is still reeling from its downgrade to junk status. With an increase in vehicle prices and inflation, many motorists are bearing the brunt of the ailing auto industry. The new car market is especially affected by the poor economy as consumers are finding that much harder to purchase a new ... Read More »

SS Rajamouli Purchases A New Car

SS Rajamouli is the man in discussion in the Indian film industry right now. The filmmaker has been busy in shaping up the script for his next film. Meanwhile, the interesting buzz reveals that he is always a man of simplicity. He does not have a own house, and he just lives in a simple manner in an apartment along ... Read More »